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Screw Being Shy with Mark Metry


This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my rockstar friend, Mark Metry, TED Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Coach, and Podcaster, out of the Boston, MA area.  “I help shy, stressed, and anxious people be themselves confidently in front of anyone.”  In a nutshell, that’s how Mark describes himself… let me tell you something though – Mark does far more than that.  What you can’t tell by first glance is that Mark has suffered for his entire life. How might you ask? Try to imagine not being able to make direct eye contact with anyone and barely having any real friends. Imagine this shyness coming from mental health challenges, severe social anxiety, being a first-generation immigrant to the United States, and growing up impoverished, just to name a few. That’s Mark and that’s why Mark has dedicate his entire life to being of service to others by making an impact in the industries of mental health, careers, success, mindset, health and wellness, personal branding, speaking, and storytelling.  Today, Mark is a Forbes featured keynote TEDx speaker, host of a global top 100 podcast, bestselling author and a documentary series cast member – he’s ONLY 24 years old!  Since coming out of his shell, Mark has been featured on more than 250 podcasts and media outlets like Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, and many others. Heck, his former podcast, Humans 2.0 (now Social Anxiety Society) has been viewed more than 50 million times and he’s had some of the most incredible guests on his show, including Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferriss, just to name a couple.  In this week’s episode, Mark and I chat about his battle with severe social anxiety, depression, and the suicidal thoughts he once had, and how he was able to overcome his lifelong battle. We dive into how varying communication styles play a role in either helping or hurting folks who’re going through what Mark once did, his best-selling book, and how Mark transformed his “Top 100 Podcast” into a podcast that would be much deeper and more meaningful to his current mission in life.  So, are you ready for more? Go ahead and grab your favorite ice-cold beverage and tap that play button, to tune in to this week’s edition of the #RockstarsRocking podcast. Episode Highlights:  –        Lifelong battle with severe social anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts –        How television’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ depicts social anxiety – offensive or accurate? –        Communication styles with social anxiety – face to face vs. digital –        How coping with social anxiety in your “real” life can also help online –        Exposure therapy and how wearing ridiculous outfits in crowded places helped –        Relaunching his “Top 100 Podcast” to become even more meaningful to him –        “Screw Being Shy” his first book that he wrote during quarantine –       His interactive coaching program for those who don’t want to read another book  So, I only have one question for you…?  Are you ready to rock…?! Connect with Mark: Buy The Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085T7D1X4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Website: http://markmetry.com/ Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/mark-metry Twitter: https://twitter.com/VUDreamOfficial Email: markmetry722@gmail.com This Episode is Powered by: Enjoy The Show? If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you’re subscribed to the show, #RockstarsRocking, wherever you consume podcasts and if you feel so inclined, please leave us a review – 5 stars would totally rock! Subscribe on YouTube Subscribe on Apple Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Google


1 Sep 2021

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How Great Leaders Manage Anxiety | Mark Metry (Part 2)

Sales and Marketing Built Freedom

Grab you Free Copy of “The 4 Biggest Mistakes That Stop Companies From 10X’ing Their Revenue”  at https://www.scalerevenue.io/10xToday’s episode is part 2 of the interview with Mark Metry. We pick up with Mark explaining that the gut microbiome has so much to do with how we handle stress and anxiety because of the Gaba neurotransmitter that is manufactured in the gut. Gaba helps regulate your feeling of calm. If you’ve ever been around someone that is constantly anxious and restless and can never really settle down into a place of calm, they probably have a problem with the Gaba neurotransmitter.All neurotransmitters are made out of the same chemical compound, which is called amino acids. Amino acids aren’t something that your body creates, you have to get them from the food that you eat. Mark’s formula for healing your brain:Fix your nutrition - To change your stress and anxiety levels, you have to start with food.The food you eat gets used by your brain to rebuild your neurotransmitters. These amino acids become the build blocks for rebuilding your brain.What kind of food should you primarily be eating? Healthy sources of dietary fat - eggs nuts, red meat, avocados, When you eat the standard American diet, full of processed and junk foods, it literally decreases the brain’s ability to utilize the healthy foods you feed it.Experiment with mindfulness meditation.Take healthy supplements.Fix your sleep.Then your brain will begin to slowly calm down and heal. Then you can use that as a bridge to:Create new healthy habits.Begin to read, etc.You have to address the brain first and get that in order, then bring the body in sync with the brain.Supplements for Brain Health:Omega 3 fatty acidsVitamin DMagnesium L-Threonate - for sleep and anxiety issuesGaba supplement - for anxiety and calming yourself downRyan likes to take Udo’s oil - it’s an essential omega 3-6-9 stack and it’s mainly derived from plants.Wondering how coffee affects your mental health? Mark says coffee is a powerful medicine that has been misused by modern society. Mark’s tips to keeping coffee in a proper role in our lives:Don’t grab coffee first thing out of bed. Hydrate first and eat breakfast. Go for a walk and give your body a chance to acclimate before you hit it with coffee.Based on studies, smaller cups of coffee throughout the day are much better for your body than huge amounts less frequently.If you have anxiety, your brain may process caffeine differently, so consider adding a fat to your coffee to give you brain a chance at processing it better.Alcohol:Alcohol can be a bit of a wild card in terms of social anxiety. Many who struggle with social anxiety also struggle with substance abuse because it can ease the social anxiety.Alcohol drains your neurotransmitters and your brain borrows it for the next day, which makes the next day horrible.Mark doesn’t use alcohol at social functions because he wants to give his brain practice at handling social situations. You want to avoid using alcohol as a medicine to be “yourself”. Mark’s Guide to SupplementsNoowave CoffeeOliPop- an alternative to sodaIMRS MatConnect with Mark - www.markmetry.comNeed help scaling your revenue? Ryan can help. Apply to work with him at https://scalerevenue.io/apply


23 Aug 2021

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Overcoming Social Anxiety with Mark Metry

The Everymind Podcast

This week Paul interviews tedx speaker, author and podcaster Mark Mentry.The pair discuss all things anxiety, with loads of helpful tips. This is a great insight into the amazing work that Everymind does. To see how we can help your business, and provide mental health support for your employees visit: www.everymindatwork.comWe spoke about:*Mark’s early years*Being someone from the Middle East after 9/11*Social Anxiety*The processes of understanding your past.*A moment on the bridge. *How Mark changed his diet.*Nutrition and how it impacts your mental health. *The problem with “be yourself” advise. *The layers of anxiety.*Is technology bad for our mental health. Plus much more.Sit back, grab yourself a coffee and enjoy this episode.To see how we can help your business, and provide mental health support for your employees visit: www.everymindatwork.comFollow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/everymindatworkConnect with us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/everymindatworkLike us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/everymindatworkSay hi on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/everymindatwork See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


19 Aug 2021

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How Great Leaders Manage Anxiety | Mark Metry (Part 1)

Sales and Marketing Built Freedom

Grab you Free Copy of “The 4 Biggest Mistakes That Stop Companies From 10X’ing Their Revenue”  at https://www.scalerevenue.io/10xNot all entrepreneurs are extroverts. In fact, many entrepreneurs self identify as introverts and on top of that will claim to have some social anxiety both in business and personal situations.Mark Metry suffered from social anxiety for many years, without even realizing what it was. Mark had thought he was introverted for much of his life, never realizing that he was actually suffering from social anxiety.Mark even got to the point of being depressed and suicidal. At one pivotal point in Mark’s journey, he began processing his feelings. One revelation he had that helped heal him was realizing that he was trapped in his head. The start of overcoming his anxiety was the realization that he was not his thoughts. This sent him delving into the neuroscience behind thoughts and what makes them subconscious vs. conscious thoughts.Understanding this difference helped Mark begin reversing out of his depression and suicidal thoughts. Mark uses the cognitive bias codex to help understand how to hack his brain function. Our brain has effects and illusions that help create our reality. The spotlight effect is one of these illusions that heavily impacts people with social anxiety.The brain is the hardware that houses the mind. If the brain is the hardware, the mind is the software. Both have to be in sync in order for you to have good mental health.How to shift your belief system that your brain holds:Rebuild the foundation of your brain from the ground up. Go in layer by layer and rebuild your house.It’s a combination of science - the gut microbiome has a lot to do with it. We have multiple layers of consciousness from bacteria in the gut microbiome. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is designed to figure out where you fit in society - your status. It goes off partial information, so it may be partly right and partly wrong.90% of the serotonin neurotransmitter is processed in the gut microbiome, based on the food you eat and the stress levels you have.“The 2nd Brain” is the name of the gut microbiome.Your brain creates algorithms and stores them in the brain. When you are stuck in anxiety, you have to get your brain out of the cycle.Join us for Part 2 of this interview to get the tactical steps for overcoming anxiety.Need help scaling your revenue? Ryan can help. Apply to work with him at https://scalerevenue.io/apply


18 Aug 2021

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Overcoming social anxiety with Mark Metry | BrainTools #32 (Guest Episode)


Episode 32 of BrainTools is a guest interview with Mark Metry. He is the author of "Screw Being Shy", top 100 podcast host of Humans 2.0 and TEDx speaker who's work on shyness and social anxiety is broadcasted to millions across the globe. This episode was packed with practical ways of thinking about social anxiety, tools and strategies Mark used to overcome his shyness and some great analogies about social anxiety and the brain.   Where to find more of Mark's Work: markmetry.substack.com/subscribe https://www.markmetry.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/ https://twitter.com/markymetry Marks Social Anxiety Society podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/0aM0ADxpbW2qLzJB7nBIxX?si=OnWKKrNASNSvFsEAOr8Fxg&dl_branch=1


27 Jul 2021

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E45: Social Anxiety and The Journey to Befriending Yourself with Mark Metry

Emotional Optimism: Living in The Silver Lining Podcast

Mental health used to be non-existent some 25 years ago. Now, there's this huge awareness when it comes to taking care of your brain and mental health. Mark Metry is a coach, author, and speaker. Today, he talks about dealing with social anxiety as well as some tools you can use daily to improve your mental health. His book, Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone. Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation: Dealing with social anxiety Being an introvert vs. social anxiety How mental health is the same as your physical health Social anxiety in the guise of shyness Everyday tools you can carry in your pocket The benefits of meditation Episode Highlights: Being an Introvert vs. Social Anxiety Social anxiety is a result of placing different limitations on your life and then seeing years go by, you realize you were never really able to be yourself. And that inner judgment that is just built-in for a lot of people. An introvert's brain is just the way it's made. It has an inclination to think more internally. You're more introspective. And then in turn, the way you perceive the world, and how you act in the world is a little different. An average person may experience moments of being socially anxious. Oftentimes, it starts when you're around 9 to 11 years old and a lot of people are not conscious of this. And it's a moment where your brain basically breaks. Maybe it's because of an experience that triggers them and traumatizes them to a point where the hardware in their brain is just damaged. Ultimately, when you're an introvert, your brain is operating more inwardly whereas social anxiety has the potential to really mess up with your brain. The Parallels Between Physical Health and Mental Health For instance, if you break your leg, you're going to feel a lot of pain and so you go to the doctor. They're going to give you crutches, and then you come back in a month for a different cast. Then after three months, you're out. A lot of times, this is the same with mental health. There's a part of your brain that is seriously suffering as a wider result of different issues. And so, you have to do the same thing – put yourself in a crutch and a cast.  And imagine that happening to a 9, 10, or 11-year-old. Social anxiety leads to a host of other issues such as weight gain, social isolation, and depression – and for some, it could even be suicidal. Tools for Better Mental Health Meditation has been done for thousands of years and it has been backed by science. It shows you first-hand that you've got voices in your head. Your brain is feeding you information. And when the brain does that, you never question what you think because you think that's you. But when you start meditating, you then begin to differentiate yourself from that thought. Meditation builds that muscle that helps you slow downtime and is able to make a decision. On top of that, make sure your brain is healthy. Another thing you could do is to talk about your experience. Understand neuroscience and how your brain operates. And when you understand that there's this biological experience occurring because of social anxiety, it could completely change your perspective on life.   Resources Mentioned: Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone


20 Jul 2021

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60. Overcoming Social Anxiety and Allowing Soft Skills to Be Your Super Power with Mark Metry

improve it! Podcast – Developing Teams and Leaders Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning

“Instead of spending time trying to find yourself, you should use that time to create yourself.”  - Mark Metry Failed it! Fam, we'd like to introduce you to our guest, Mark Metry. Mark is a Forbes featured keynote TEDx speaker, host of a global top 100 podcast, bestselling author, documentary series cast member. Once upon a time, he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and barely had friends, due to various issues like mental health, social anxiety, being a first generation immigrant, experiencing poverty, and more. Now, he dedicates his life to being of service to others by making an impact in the industries of mental health, careers and personal branding, speaking, and documentary filmmaking. In today’s episode, Mark talks to us about: Entrepreneurship at a young age Overcoming social anxiety Shifting negative thoughts and fine tuning them to positive, actionable steps forward Links from show discussions: Four Hour Cookbook Book a Laugh Break with improve it! About the Guest (in his words):. As a 23 year old, I've been featured on over 250+ podcasts and media like Forbes, Mindvalley, Influencive, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Fearless Motivation, Spartan and many others. My podcast, Humans 2.0. In total, my thoughts, views, podcasts, and videos have been viewed over 50+ Million times. My podcast hit #96 of the top podcasts in the world with Tim Ferriss, NPR, Lewis Howes & Gary Vaynerchuk. I am an international (virtual) speaker at conferences, schools, and Fortune 500’s delivering meaningful & transformative current edge applicable knowledge through speaking engagements, panels, host, MC, workshops, and more. I am a podcast strategist consulting funded start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs, creators and organizations to sustainably start, grow & brand build their way through the competition in the age of vanity metrics with marketing experience for over 13 years and accumulation of over 100M+ overall impressions. Over the past several years I have dedicated time to teaching professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to learn how to optimize and maximize their LinkedIn results and teach a Linkedin Training 2.0: https://bit.ly/2RwZtYw About the Host: Erin Diehl is the founder and Chief “Yes, And” officer of improve it! and host of the failed it! Podcast. She’s a performer, facilitator and professional risk-taker who lives by the mantra, “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin has created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn and grow. Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award. This graduate from Clemson University is a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theatre. When she is not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys running and beach dates with her husband and son, and their eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl. You can follow the failed it! podcast on Instagram @learntoimproveit and facebook, and you can follow Erin personally on Instagram @keepinitrealdiehl here. You can also check out improve it! and how we can help your organization at www.learntoimproveit.com. We can’t wait to connect with you online!


23 Jun 2021

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Overcome Social Anxiety With Mark Metry (380)

Life Skills That Matter | Create Work That Works For You

Do you want to overcome social anxiety? Mark Metry believes more people suffer from social anxiety than they realize. He wants to inspire you to have the confidence to just be yourself.  He s the author of Screw Being Shy. Several years ago he decided to go all in on his current business to become an advocate for social anxiety as a speaker, coach and trainer. Check out his podcast Social Anxiety Society on your favorite podcast app.  Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:  Why you may not actually be an introvert, but might be suffering from social anxiety instead. How he believes his social anxiety developed and the years of work it took to recover from it.  Why he now refers to himself as a spiritual warrior . The false mask of social confidence.  How social anxiety holds back the growth of your business. Life Skills That Matter In This Episode Build community. Self-directed learning. Tell your story. How Mark Works and Thinks Wake up time:  6:30 am Core work activities + habits:  1) Mentally organize himself.  2) Literal organization to help you focus on what you’re best at.  3) Going for walks and scheduling his non-video meetings for while he’s taking a walk. Ideal work environment:  Usually in the early morning, after his morning routine, then sitting down with instrumental music and blocking out the world. Superpower:  The ability to turn darkness into light and be himself in front of anyone. Inspirational Quotes “There’s always layers to life and there’s always a deeper sense of life.” “If you want to say something to the world and you actually, genuinely do want to be social, but then there’s this part of your brain, this nervous system that literally controls you and restricts your free will, that’s what social anxiety is.” “Most people are treating their lives as side-hustles and they’re treating their career that they work for at some corporation and their boss as their entire life.” “You use that darkness to eventually learn and transform it into light.” Coaching Advice Feeling weighed down by shyness or social anxiety?  Mark suggested these first steps to start charting a new path forward: 1) If you feel like social anxiety is your problem, you need to drill deeper to understand the “why”. 2) If this seems overly simple or stupid, that could be a trap preventing you from addressing your social anxiety, so be skeptical about your own thinking around the topic. 3) Realize that you don’t have all the answers. Resources + Bonus Materials Screw Being Shy by Mark Metry Dr. Ellen Hendriksen Mark’s First Podcast Interview Related Episodes Get Paid To Play With Jeff Harry (364) Own Your Fate By Owning Your Story With Yasmine Dabbous (311) Connect With Mark Website Podcast LinkedIn Twitter Thanks for listening! Enjoy this episode? Subscribe Review Feedback The post Overcome Social Anxiety With Mark Metry (380) appeared first on Life Skills That Matter.


1 Jun 2021

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Overcoming Obesity and Anxiety with Mark Metry

Stories of Transformation

It was another late, sleepless night in his dorm room, and Mark Metry's phone buzzed. It was the campus police, warning students through text message of yet another violent altercation that had occurred blocks away. In what he describes as a trance-like state - one precipitated by a lifelong battle with untreated mental illness - Mark deliberately walked headlong into the dangerous area that the authorities had just told him to avoid. As he tells it, Mark was hoping that something would happen to him as he walked alone that night. At that rock-bottom moment, he would take any relief he could find from the turmoil that was costing him his health, his happiness, and his life.It was in the midst of this dark period that Mark finally stopped and looked himself in the mirror - quite literally - and asked himself one simple question: "who are you?". That critical moment would turn out to serve as a catalyst for Mark Metry's story of transformation. From that point on - through reflection and great effort - the downward spiral that Mark had felt his life to be had been replaced by exponential increases in energy. He began feeding his mind through books; he integrated a healthier diet, and introduced exercise and mindfulness habits into his life. By the time he returned to college the following year, his roommates didn't even recognize him when he opened the door.Before long, Mark Metry's journey would lead him into roles of public speaking, leadership, and coaching. Today, he uses tools such as writing and podcasting - in conjunction with his life's lessons and insights - as a vehicle to help others going through similar challenges that he did. Even at his young age - still in his 20's - Mark has become a role model for million going through any number of challenges - from social anxiety to racism. His courage is an inspirational to all, and today Mark is living the life of his dreams as he continues to better himself, help others to do the same, and make a world a better place.In this episode of Stories of Transformation, Mark Metry shares the story of how he went from his lowest point of physical and mental health to becoming a role model for those going through similar challenges. Born in 1997, Mark offers a unique perspective into what it was like growing up as a first-generation Egyptian-American going through grade school in the aftermath of 9/11. He shares pivotal moments from his life - the good and the bad - and how all of it has been crucial in transforming him into the man he is today.For full show noteshttps://www.baktashahadi.com/podcastConnect with Mark MetryWebsite: https://www.markmetry.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter: markymetryLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/ ResourcesPurchase Mark Metry' s book, Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyonehttps://amzn.to/2QCm1czListen to Mark Metry's podcast: "Social Anxiety Society"Social Anxiety Society Follow/Support Stories of Transformation and Baktash AhadiDonate to the production of this podcast https://www.baktashahadi.com/supportFollow us on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/stories_of_transformation/Follow us on FacebookStories of Transformation CreditsHosted by: Baktash Ahadihttps://www.baktashahadi.comProduced by: Joseph Gangemihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-gangemi-audio/Digital Marketing & Media by: Katherine Anhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-a-91081b56/Theme music by: Qais Essarwww.therabab.comArtwork by: Masheed Ahadihttps://www.LinkedIn.com/in/masheedEpisode Music Credits"Reflections" by Pete James Johnson"Flight of the Inner Bird" by Sivan Talmor"The River of Hope" by Emmanuel Jacob


1 Jun 2021

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The Grey Matters Podcast ep. 47 | Mark Metry, Screw Being Shy

The Grey Matters Podcast

SUBSCRIBE to The Grey Matters Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-grey-matters-podcast/id1475573434Josh Perrywww.JoshPerryBMX.comInstagram.com/JoshPerryBMXMark Metryhttps://www.markmetry.comhttps://www.Instagram.com/markMetryhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry


12 Apr 2021